Most concerning economic issues

May 6, 2014

Q. Which Australian economic issue worries you most?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Unemployment

11%

15%

9%

16%

6%

The cost of living

56%

63%

49%

46%

70%

The current budget deficit

6%

1%

14%

5%

2%

National debt

5%

2%

12%

2%

5%

House prices

7%

6%

7%

9%

6%

The high Australian dollar

2%

2%

2%

4%

2%

Insecure employment

7%

9%

4%

15%

7%

Don’t know

2%

1%

2%

2%

None of these

2%

1%

1%

2%

2%

The majority of Australians (56%) selected ‘the cost of living’ as the Australian economic issue that worries them most.

At 11% ‘unemployment’ was the second most frequently selected.

Labor (63%) and Other (70%) voters were even more likely to select ‘the cost of living’. Lib/Nat (49%) and Green (46%) voters were less likely.

Females (63%) were more likely than males (50%) to select the cost of living. Those aged 65+ were less likely to select ‘the cost of living’ (50%), and were more likely to select ‘the current budget deficit’ (17%) and ‘national debt’ (12%).

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